On Sunday, indian diplomatic missions in canada observed the 39th anniversary of the air india Kanishka bombing, honouring the 329 victims—86 of them children—who perished in the terrorist assault that took place in 1985.
During a ceremony in Ottawa, High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma honoured the victims and referred to the blast as a "cowardly terrorist act." Family members, Canadian authorities, and members of the Indo-Canadian community were present at the celebration.
"India shares the sorrow and pain of the victims' near and dear ones," Verma stated. "India stands at the forefront of countering the menace of terrorism and works closely with all nations to tackle this global threat."

The Consulate General of india in Toronto also held a memorial service, with Consul General S Nath laying a wreath at the air india 182 memorial in Humber Park.

In a post on X, External Affairs minister S jaishankar recalled the Kanishka bombing and said it was a reminder why terrorism should not be tolerated.

“Today marks the 39th anniversary of one of the worst acts of terrorism in history,” jaishankar said. “Pay my homage to the memory of the 329 victims of AI 182 ‘Kanishka’ who were killed this day in 1985. My thoughts are with their families. The anniversary is a reminder why terrorism should never be tolerated.”

aboard june 23, 1985, terrorists from Khalistani broke out aboard air india Flight 182, which was travelling from Montreal to London. The bomb detonated over the Atlantic Ocean. There were 268 Canadians, 27 British, and 24 indians among the 329 people on board who died.
The government of then-prime minister Indira Gandhi's Operation Bluestar, which sought to drive terrorists from the golden temple in Amritsar, was said to have provoked the explosion.

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